Bavarian culture is synonymous with hospitality and enjoying good company with great food and drink — and often, that drink is a perfectly balanced German beer.
For foodies traveling to Munich, the city offers an endless array of dining options that showcase Bavarian specialties (i.e. traditional German foods), as well as cuisines from all over the world. The culinary scene across the best Munich restaurants is incredibly diverse, ranging from elegant Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy local taverns to quirky quick eats.
In Munich, you’ll find plenty of beer halls and places that feel like it’s Oktoberfest 24/7. But you’ll also find airy and bright garden cafes, more than a few classic American burger joints, and plenty of great options for French, Japanese, Italian, and even vegan food– it’s not all sausages and schnitzel.
These are seven of best Munich restaurants to visit whether you’re there in the peak of summer, or just in time for the Christmas markets.